ukapala

Wirewrapped

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ukapala

Wirewrapped

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Announcement    Shipping restrictions have been lifted and again I can ship everywhere.

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2020

Shipping restrictions have been lifted and again I can ship everywhere.

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Ula Kapala

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Ula Kapala

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About ukapala

Sales 1,365
On Etsy since 2010

Total coincidence that actually worked

When I came to Ireland it was already the recession. I couldn't find a job as a graphic designer for a very long time, and selling paintings is not exactly easy. I got depressed and felt like crap about myself and my abilities for quite a while.

Having been a member of DeviantArt for quite a while I browsed though countless images of art and artisan crafts and suddenly had an epiphany: I want to learn wire wrapping, because I like learning new skills, and this seems cool enough.

So I started working on some projects just to learn and to know the technique, experimented with different wire types and gauges, but most of all - with my own style. I began to post some of my work to the dA and suddenly people wanted to buy my stuff.

It was 2010.

So there you go.

Shop members

  • Ula

    Owner

    Born in Poland, now living in Ireland. Studied traditional art at Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Life's passions are singing, painting, design, jewellery and cats. Each item I create is unique.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2020
I am not currently making jewellery full time, due to medical reasons and involvement in other projects. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you'll find my products acceptable nonetheless.

All my items are unique and one of a kind, even though some of them may seem similar. I pick my supplies carefully and make sure the elements match.

A lot of passion, design skills and thought goes into each piece. Making wire wrapped pendants is time consuming and requires certain skills.

I DO NOT COPY OTHER DESIGNS AND I DON'T MAKE COPYRIGHTED DESIGNS.

I cannot guarantee that the watch parts that I use for my creations are nickel free, but usually I try to attach them in a way that they don't touch the wearer's skin (except the whole watch movements that some pendants are based on). However other supplies I'm using, like beads and wire, most definitely are. I mostly use copper wire (bare or plated).

When buying a gift and asking for a custom message, please be advised that I am legally obliged to disclose the item's price on every package that I send outside the European Union.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS

I accept returns and will return your money (minus shipping cost) AFTER and as soon as I get the item back. There is no option that you can keep both the money and the item (for any reason). If you wish to return an item, please contact me first.

SHIPPING

I only ship by registered post, because that is the only way you can get tracking for it. If a package goes missing or stuck (due to bad weather, holiday season delays etc), I can't be held responsible. I can give you the tracking number to help figure out where it is. I can't give refunds for lost or robbed mail, because Irish post doesn't insure packages with jewellery.

I ship all my items in bubble envelopes, so they shouldn't get damaged during shipping. If this happens anyway, please let me know, I may be able to tell you how to fix minor damages (disattached elements), or fix them myself after you send them back.
Shipping
In order to prevent potential postage problems, I only send items by An Post registered mail (excluding items which descriptions that clearly say that they will be sent by standard mail), which means that someone has to be there to sign a paper to receive the item. Therefore I can't send to P.O. Box addresses. Please consider that when you set your postage address.

I'm really sorry about the high shipping price, but I don't have much influence over that. The shipping cost is calculated by the weight of an item. The registered letter that will fit my average products costs 12.70 EUR (which is about 14.80 USD) plus the envelope. You can check the postage rates at their website: https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Sending/Postal-Rates/Registered-Post

I usually ship items once or twice a week (except holiday/Valentine's day season, more often then). If you want to receive your item before a certain date, please let me know so I can ship it in time.

I don't use courier service for now.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't accept any commissions right now, because I can barely keep up with things as they are now. I still have literally hundreds of trinkets to sell and will be updating my shop every day with new stuff, so please check it out regularly.